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Toss It To The Hounds – Kodansha Comics Licenses Sherlock Bones

Kodansha Comics Licenses Sherlock Bones

Kodansha Comics‘ first new license of the year is out and it combines two of my favourite things – Sherlock Holes and puppies!

Sherlock Bones – Yuma Ando & Yuki Sato

The story of Sherlock Bones follows a young man who adopts a dog from the pound only to (somehow) discover the dog is the reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes. Armed with the dog’s deductive reasoning, the two of them begin solving crimes around the city.

Now I’ve typed out synopsis for a lot of manga series in Kuriousity’s six year history, but I have to say that this one is definitely one of the silliest. Sherlock Holmes reincarnated as a crime solving puppy?! But what can I say, I’m really curious. It sounds so cute! This is the first time the author Yuma Ando has had a work translated into English, but Yuki Sato’s work, Yokai Doctor, was previously released by DelRey.

A listing for Sherlock Bones originally popped up on Amazon late this past Friday (US/CAN), and has since appeared on Random House’s website, the distributor for Kodansha Comics. The book is scheduled for release in September 2013 for the standard Kodansha Comics book price of $10.99/US, $11.99/CAN.


Seven Seas Licenses All Ages’ Young Miss Holmes

Seven Seas Licenses Miss Holmes

Seven Seas released a PR confirming their license of Kaoru Shintani’s Christie: High Tension series, titled for English release as Young Miss Holmes.

“Christie Holmes is a prodigy. At ten years old, she’s as familiar with the sciences and classics as any older student at Cambridge or Oxford. And her facility with logic is reminiscent of her uncle, the eminent Sherlock Holmes himself. So, what’s a brilliant young girl to do when her parents are away in India, leaving her behind in the care of maids and servants? Solve mysteries, of course.”

The series is labelled All Ages and will be released as two-in-one omnibus books. Young Miss Holmes is currently seven volumes in Japan and still on-going. Along with cameos from Christie’s famous uncle Sherlock and his crime-solving partner, Watson, Seven Seas also notes that the first book will include an arc about characters appearing in another of their currently running series, Dance in the Vampire Bund. On an amusing note, the PR specifically states the release date of March 2012 for this volume was chosen to coincide with the theatrical release of the new Sherlock Holmes movie starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law.

The first omnibus book for Young Miss Holmes originally appeared on Amazon.ca in early October. It’s full price is listed as $18.99/CAN for a page count of 384 pages. It isn’t mentioned in the PR if a digital edition will be made available as with their recent omnibus release of My Boyfriend is a Vampire.


PR: Seven Seas To Release Young Miss Holmes…

SEVEN SEAS TO RELEASE YOUNG MISS HOLMES WITH VAMPIRE BUND CAMEO

(LOS ANGELES, November 1, 2011) – Seven Seas Entertainment is pleased to announce the release of Kaoru Shintani’s all ages manga Young Miss Holmes, featuring classic Sherlock Holmes tales retold from the point-of-view of his precocious niece, Crystal “Christie” Margaret Hope. Young Miss Holmes (known as “Christie: High Tension” in Japan) is a new manga series for fans of Sherlock Holmes and Nancy Drew, presented in two-volumes-in-one omnibus format.

The first omnibus reimagines several famous Sherlock Holmes cases, including a multi-chapter story arc “The Adventure of the Sussex Vampire” which features an all ages version of Mina Tepes, the vampire heroine from New York Times bestselling manga series Dance in the Vampire Bund. This story sheds further light on the past history of some of Dance in the Vampire Bund’s main characters. The first omnibus also features an epilogue illustrated by Dance in the Vampire Bund’s artist/creator Nozomu Tamaki.

Young Miss Holmes Casebook 1-2:

Christie Holmes is a prodigy. At ten years old, she’s as familiar with the sciences and classics as any older student at Cambridge or Oxford. And her facility with logic is reminiscent of her uncle, the eminent Sherlock Holmes himself. So, what’s a brilliant young girl to do when her parents are away in India, leaving her behind in the care of maids and servants? Solve mysteries, of course.

Along with her giant hound Nelson, Christie’s implacable curiosity leads her from one dangerous adventure to another, often joining forces with Uncle Sherlock and Doctor Watson on their famed investigations. Christie may look pint-sized, but her clever mind is never to be underestimated!

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